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Jocelyn Bell Burnell Wins $3 Million Breakthrough Prize for Discovering Pulsars

Accomplished astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell has won a $3 million (£2.3 million) Special Breakthrough Prize for her discovery of pulsars 50 years ago and continued leadership in science. Read More >>

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Here Are Some Incredible Images Made Possible By This Year’s Chemistry Nobel Prize

Science, at its core, is a process. New advances in technology are as important as new discoveries they lead to. How can you understand a molecule, for example, if you can’t see it? Read More >>

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What Are the Unwritten Rules of Winning a Nobel Prize?

The Nobel Prizes are the “Oscars of Science,” making waves not only in the scientific community, but the lay community as well. Everyone knows there are unofficial rules to adhere to if you want to win an Oscar. Are there similar rules for the Nobels? We asked a Nobel predictor and one of the “pickers” for a prize, the winners of which tend to win Nobels, to give us the skinny on the nonscientific factors that go into picking the winner of a science prize. Read More >>

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Interstellar’s Science Adviser Just Won A Nobel Prize In Physics

Gravitational waves made headlines across the world when they were finally confirmed to exist back in 2015 (even though the announcement came five months later). Now three of the scientists responsible for the monumental discovery have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Oh, and one of them was the scientific adviser on Interstellar. Read More >>

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Nobel Prize For Chemistry Awarded to Creators of the World’s Tiniest Machines

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of scientists for their pioneering work in developing molecular machines. These gadgets measure just a thousandth of a human hair in width, and they’re poised to revolutionise everything from manufacturing and materials to medicine and the functioning of the human body. Read More >>

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Nobel Prize Awarded for Work on Cellular ‘Self-Cannibalism’

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for furthering our understanding of autophagy, the biological process wherein the body eats some of itself in order to survive. Read More >>

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This Year the Medicine Nobel Prize Went to a Pair of Parasite Poisons

The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine just went to three scientists who found parasite-killing chemicals that are now important tools for fighting human diseases. But the chemicals in question weren’t created in a lab: one is produced naturally by a bacterium, the other by a plant used in a traditional Chinese herbal recipe dating back 1,000 years. Read More >>

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2015’s Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Breakthroughs in Fighting Malaria and Parasites

The first Nobel Prize of 2015 has been awarded jointly to three scientists for their groundbreaking work in developing therapies that fight infections caused by malaria and roundworm parasites. Read More >>

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Inventors of the Blue LED Inside Nearly Every Device You Own Win the Nobel

There's pretty good chance you have a piece of this year's physics Nobel prize-winning invention in your pocket. The blue light-emitting diode (LED) is found in the screens of millions of phones as well as our bright, new energy-efficient LED lightbulbs. Today, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to the three scientists who made this revolutionary discovery. Read More >>

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Five Things You Must Know About the Nobel Prize Winner’s Higgs Boson

Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or 'God particle', has been given a Nobel Prize for his efforts along with Belgian physicist Francois Englert. Read More >>